International Development

Students in the Master of International Development program in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs promote respect for human life and human rights, often working behind the scenes to bring real improvements to the human condition through hands-on careers in public service. They work face-to-face with underprivileged and vulnerable populations, in the front offices of aid agencies, and in international organizations dedicated to protecting those who need help most. Majors offered:

  • Developmental Planning & Environmental Sustainability
  • Human Security
  • Nongovernmental Organizations & Civil Society

MID students are eligible to pursue one of several joint degrees at the University of Pittsburgh, including a joint MID/law degree (JD), MID/Master of Business Administration (MBA), MID/Master of Public Health (MPH), MID/Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS), and MID/Master of Social Work (MSW). They may also pursue a joint master’s degree through the University of Geneva in Switzerland or the Graduate School of International Cooperative Studies at Kobe University in Japan. An accelerated, five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree program is available to select University of Pittsburgh undergraduates.


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